Assam cabinet decides to boost efficacy of local governance

In an effort to improve the efficacy of local governance, the Assam Cabinet has accepted a plan to reorganize development blocks and delimit panchayats. Continue reading...
Assam cabinet decides to boost efficacy of local governance

To increase the effectiveness of grassroots governance, the Assam Cabinet has approved the proposal for the reorganization of development blocks and the delimitation of gaon panchayats, anchalik panchayats, and zilla parishads.

This necessitates reevaluating the jurisdictions of development blocks, and this comes after the delineation of legislative assembly constituencies.

The change aims to improve government efficiency by streamlining administrative control and resource distribution. It allows for a maximum of 17 Gram Panchayats per development block, optimizing local governance and improving rural services, especially in hill districts.

The reorganization of Development Blocks will ensure alignment with Anchalik Panchayats and Zilla Parishads, with standard allocations of 4 Zilla Parishads per rural Legislative Assembly Constituency. Delimitation changes in Anchalik Panchayats would inevitably result from the restructuring of Development Blocks.

The number of Gaon Panchayats in Assam will remain stable post-delimitation, ensuring continuity in local government structures. August 30, 2024 is the deadline for completing the delimitation process for Gaon Panchayats, Anchalik Panchayats, and Zilla Parishads.

September 15, 2024 is the deadline for completing the reorganization of Development Blocks, which will guarantee a phased and methodical approach to implementation. Assam Cabinet Minister Ranoj Pegu stated in a press briefing that this strategic reorganization is anticipated to optimize resource utilization and improve democratic representation, reflecting Assam's developmental goals. 

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